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Kōbō Abe

Kōbō Abe (March 7, 1924-January 22, 1993)

Kōbō Abe, pseudonym of Kimifusa Abe, was a Japanese writer, playwright, photographer and inventor. Abe has been often compared to Franz Kafka and Alberto Moravia for his modernist sensibilities and his surreal, often nightmarish explorations of individuals in contemporary society. Wikipedia
Kita, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

Tengiz Abuladze (January 31, 1924-March 6, 1994)

Tengiz Abuladze was a Georgian film director. Wikipedia
Kutaisi, USSR
Tbilisi, Georgia
Joan Aiken

Joan Aiken (September 4, 1924-January 4, 2004)

Joan Delano Aiken MBE was an English writer specialising in supernatural fiction and children's alternate history novels. In 1999 she was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature. For 'The Whispering Mountain', published by Jonathan Cape in 1968, she won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, a once-in-a-lifetime book award judged... Wikipedia
Rye, East Sussex, England, UK
Petworth, West Sussex, England, UK
Lola Albright

Lola Albright (July 20, 1924-)

Lola Jean Albright is an American singer and actress. Wikipedia
Akron, Ohio, U. S.
Lloyd Alexander

Lloyd Alexander (January 30, 1924-May 17, 2007)

Lloyd Chudley Alexander was a widely influential American author of more than forty books, primarily fantasy novels for children and young adults. His most famous work is 'The Chronicles of Prydain', a series of five high fantasy novels whose conclusion, 'The High King', was awarded the 1969 Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, USA

Yehuda Amichai (May 3, 1924-September 22, 2000)

Yehuda Amichai was an Israeli poet. Amichai is considered by many, both in Israel and internationally, as Israel's greatest modern poet. He was also one of the first to write in colloquial Hebrew. He was awarded the 1957 Shlonsky Prize, the 1969 Brenner Prize, 1976 Bialik Prize, and 1982 Israel Prize. Wikipedia
Würzburg, Germany
Israel
Lys Assia

Lys Assia (March 3, 1924-)

Lys Assia is a Swiss singer who won the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. When Assia was a young girl she was a dancer. In 1940, however, she stood in for a female singer. People who heard her singing liked it, so she changed from dancing to singing. Wikipedia
Rupperswil, Aargau, Switzerland
Viktor Astafyev

Viktor Astafyev (May 1, 1924-November 29, 2001)

Viktor Petrovich Astafyev also spelled Astafiev or Astaf'ev, was a Soviet and Russian writer of short stories and novels. Wikipedia
Ovsyanka near Krasnoyarsk
Krasnoyarsk
Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924-June 30, 2001)

Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins was an American guitarist, occasional vocalist and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley, created the smoother country music style known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country's appeal to adult pop music fans as well. Wikipedia
Luttrell, Tennessee, US
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Charles Aznavour

Charles Aznavour (May 22, 1924-)

Shahnour Vaghenag Aznavourian, better known by his stage name Charles Aznavour is a French and Armenian singer, songwriter, actor, public activist and diplomat. Besides being one of France's most popular and enduring singers, he is also one of the best-known singers in the world. Aznavour is known for his unique tenor voice: clear and ringing in... Wikipedia
Paris, France
Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall (September 16, 1924-August 12, 2014)

Lauren Bacall is an American film and stage actress and model, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks. Wikipedia
New York, New York, U.S.
Charles Bachman

Charles Bachman (December 11, 1924-)

Charles William "Charlie" Bachman III is an American computer scientist, who spent his entire career as an industrial researcher, developer, and manager rather than in academia. He is particularly known for his work in the early development of database management systems. Wikipedia
Manhattan, Kansas
Frédéric Back

Frédéric Back (April 8, 1924-December 24, 2013)

Frédéric Back was a Canadian artist and film director of short animated films. During a long career with Radio-Canada, the French-language service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, he was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning two, for his 1981 film 'Crac' and the 1987 film 'The Man Who Planted Trees'. Wikipedia
Saarbrücken, Germany
Montreal
Cleve Backster

Cleve Backster (February 27, 1924-June 24, 2013)

Grover Cleveland "Cleve" Backster, Jr. was an interrogation specialist for the Central Investigation Agency, best known for his experiments with plants using a polygraph instrument in the 1960s which led to his theory of "primary perception" where he claimed that plants "feel pain" and have extrasensory perception, which was widely reported in the... Wikipedia
Lafayette, New Jersey
San Diego, California

John Backus (December 3, 1924-March 17, 2007)

John Warner Backus was an American computer scientist. He directed the team that invented the first widely used high-level programming language and was the inventor of the Backus-Naur form, a widely used notation to define formal language syntax. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ashland, Oregon

Anne Howard Bailey (July 26, 1924-November 23, 2006)

Anne Howard Bailey was an American writer known particularly for her work as a screenwriter and opera librettist. Wikipedia
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.
James Baldwin

James Baldwin (August 2, 1924-December 1, 1987)

James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His essays, as collected in 'Notes of a Native Son', explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America, and their inevitable if unnameable tensions. Some... Wikipedia
Harlem, New York, United States
Saint-Paul, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Marina Berti

Marina Berti (September 29, 1924-October 29, 2002)

Elena Maureen Bertolini, known as Marina Berti was an English-born Italian film actress. Wikipedia
London, England
Rome, Italy
George Birimisa

George Birimisa (February 21, 1924-May 10, 2012)

George Birimisa was an American playwright, actor, and director who contributed to the explosion of gay theater in the mid-1960s during the early years of Off-Off-Broadway. His works feature sexually explicit, emotionally charged depictions of working-class homosexual men, often closeted, in the years before the Stonewall riots triggered a national... Wikipedia
San Francisco
James Black (pharmacologist)

James Black (pharmacologist) (June 14, 1924-March 22, 2010)

Sir James Whyte Black OM FRS FRSE FRCP was a Scottish pharmacologist. Black established the physiology department at the University of Glasgow, where he became interested in the effects of adrenaline on the human heart. He went to work for ICI Pharmaceuticals in 1958 and, while there, developed propranolol, a beta blocker used for the treatment of... Wikipedia
Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland
London
Joe Black

Joe Black (February 8, 1924-May 17, 2002)

Joseph Black was an American right-handed pitcher in Negro League and Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Redlegs, and Washington Senators who became the first black pitcher to win a World Series game, in 1952. Black died of prostate cancer at age 78. Wikipedia
Plainfield, New Jersey
Scottsdale, Arizona

Robert Bolt (August 15, 1924-February 21, 1995)

Robert Oxton Bolt, CBE was an English playwright and a two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter, known for writing the screenplays for 'Lawrence of Arabia', 'Doctor Zhivago' and 'A Man for All Seasons', the latter two of which won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Wikipedia
Sale, Cheshire, England, UK
Petersfield, Hampshire, England, UK
Yuri Bondarev

Yuri Bondarev (March 15, 1924-)

Yuri Vasilyevich Bondarev is a Russian writer. Wikipedia
Orsk
Willard Boyle

Willard Boyle (August 19, 1924-May 7, 2011)

Willard Sterling Boyle was a Canadian-American physicist, pioneer in the field of laser technology and co-inventor of the charge-coupled device. On October 6, 2009, it was announced that he would share the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for "the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit—the CCD sensor, which has become an electronic eye in almost... Wikipedia
Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
Wallace, Nova Scotia, Canada
Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando (April 3, 1924-July 1, 2004)

Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor, film director, and activist. He is hailed for bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is frequently cited as the greatest and most influential actor of all time. A cultural icon, Brando is most famous for his Academy Award-winning performances as Terry Malloy in 'On the Waterfront' and Vito Corleone... Wikipedia
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

David Bretherton (February 29, 1924-May 11, 2000)

David Bretherton was an American film editor with more than 40 credits for films released from 1954 to 1996. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (April 18, 1924-September 10, 2005)

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown was an American musician from Louisiana and Texas. He is best known for his work as a blues musician, but embraced other styles of music, having "spent his career fighting purism by synthesizing old blues, country, jazz, Cajun music and R&B styles". His work also encompasses rock and roll, rock music, folk, electric... Wikipedia
Vinton, Louisiana, United States
Orange, Texas, United States

Richard Bruno (<a href="/born/year/1924" title="Celebrities Born in 1924">1924</a>-January 11, 2012)

Richard Bruno was an American costume designer. He worked on several feature films including 'Goodfellas', 'Raging Bull' and 'The Color of Money'. Wikipedia
Jack Buck

Jack Buck (August 21, 1924-June 18, 2002)

John Francis "Jack" Buck was an American sportscaster, best known for his work announcing Major League Baseball games of the St. Louis Cardinals. Buck's play-by-play work earned him recognition from numerous Halls of Fame, such as the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, and National Radio Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Holyoke, Massachusetts
St. Louis, Missouri
Leo Buscaglia

Leo Buscaglia (March 31, 1924-June 12, 1998)

Felice Leonardo "Leo" Buscaglia PhD, also known as "Dr. Love," was an American author and motivational speaker, and a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, USA
Glenbrook, Nevada, USA
George H. W. Bush

George H. W. Bush (June 12, 1924-)

George Herbert Walker Bush is a retired American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993, and the 43rd Vice President of the United States. A Republican, he previously served as a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence. He is the oldest living former President and Vice President.... Wikipedia
Milton, Massachusetts, US
Truman Capote

Truman Capote (September 30, 1924-August 25, 1984)

Truman Streckfus Persons, known as Truman Capote, was an American author, screenwriter, playwright, actor, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and the true crime novel 'In Cold Blood', which he labeled a "nonfiction novel". At least 20 films and... Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter (October 1, 1924-)

James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician, author, and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. Wikipedia
Plains, Georgia, United States
Peggy Cass

Peggy Cass (May 21, 1924-March 8, 1999)

Mary Margaret "Peggy" Cass was an American actress, comedian, game show panelist, and announcer. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
New York, New York, U.S.
Georges Charpak

Georges Charpak (August 1, 1924-September 29, 2010)

Georges Charpak was a Polish born, French physicist from a Polish Jewish family who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1992. Wikipedia
Dąbrowica, Poland (now Dubrovytsia, Ukraine)
Paris, France
Eduardo Chillida

Eduardo Chillida (January 10, 1924-August 19, 2002)

Eduardo Chillida Juantegui, or Eduardo Txillida Juantegi in Basque was a Spanish Basque sculptor notable for his monumental abstract works. Wikipedia
San Sebastián

Francis Coleman (January 12, 1924-April 10, 2008)

Francis Coleman was a conductor and television producer and director. Wikipedia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
London, England, United Kingdom

Michael Collins (author) (January 15, 1924-August 19, 2005)

Michael Collins is the best-known pseudonym of Dennis Lynds, an American author who primarily wrote mystery fiction. Wikipedia

Allan McLeod Cormack (February 23, 1924-May 7, 1998)

Allan MacLeod Cormack was a South African American physicist who won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on X-ray computed tomography. Wikipedia
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Massachusetts
Riccardo Cucciolla

Riccardo Cucciolla (September 5, 1924-September 17, 1999)

Riccardo Cucciolla was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 60 films between 1953 and 1999. He won the Best Actor Award at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival for the film 'Sacco e Vanzetti'. Wikipedia
Puglia, Italy
Rome, Italy
Doris Day

Doris Day (April 3, 1924-)

Doris Day is an American actress, singer, and animal rights activist. Wikipedia
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Gene Deitch

Gene Deitch (August 8, 1924-)

Eugene Merril "Gene" Deitch is an American illustrator, animator and film director. He has been based in Prague since 1959. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, US

Alan Dell (March 20, 1924-August 18, 1995)

Alan Dell, born Alan Creighton Mandell, was a BBC radio broadcaster, associated with dance band music of the 1920s, 30s and early 40s. Wikipedia
Colleen Dewhurst

Colleen Dewhurst (June 3, 1924-August 22, 1991)

Colleen Rose Dewhurst was a Canadian-American actress known most for theatre roles, and for a while as "the Queen of Off-Broadway." In her autobiography, Dewhurst wrote: "I had moved so quickly from one Off-Broadway production to the next that I was known, at one point, as the 'Queen of Off-Broadway'. This title was not due to my brilliance but... Wikipedia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
South Salem, New York, U.S.
Danilo Dolci

Danilo Dolci (June 28, 1924-December 30, 1997)

Danilo Dolci was an Italian social activist, sociologist, popular educator and poet. He is best known for his opposition to poverty, social exclusion and the Mafia on Sicily, and is considered to be one of the protagonists of the non-violence movement in Italy. He became known as the "Gandhi of Sicily". Wikipedia
Sesana, Italy
Trappeto, Sicily

José Donoso (October 5, 1924-December 7, 1996)

José Donoso Yáñez was a Chilean writer. He lived most of his life in Chile, although he spent many years in self-imposed exile in Mexico, the United States and mainly Spain. Although he had left his country in the sixties for personal reasons, after 1973 he said his exile was also a form of protest against the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. He... Wikipedia

George Feher (May 29, 1924-)

George Feher is an American biophysicist working at the University of California, San Diego. Wikipedia
Czechoslovakia
Sverre Fehn

Sverre Fehn (August 14, 1924-February 23, 2009)

Sverre Fehn was a Norwegian architect. His highest international honour came in 1997, when he was awarded both the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal. Wikipedia
Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
Oslo, Norway
Norman Fell

Norman Fell (March 24, 1924-December 14, 1998)

Norman Fell, born Norman Noah Feld, was an American actor of film and television, most famous for his role as landlord Mr. Roper on the sitcom 'Three's Company' and its spin-off, 'The Ropers'. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Los Angeles, United States

Edward Field (poet) (June 7, 1924-)

Edward Field is an American poet and author. Wikipedia
Paul Fussell

Paul Fussell (March 22, 1924-May 23, 2012)

Paul Fussell, Jr. was an American cultural and literary historian, author and university professor. His writings cover a variety of topics, from scholarly works on eighteenth-century English literature to commentary on America's class system. Fussell served in the 103rd Infantry Division during World War II and was wounded in fighting in France.... Wikipedia
Pasadena, California
Medford, Oregon
Leonard Garment

Leonard Garment (May 11, 1924-July 13, 2013)

Leonard Garment is an American politician. He served U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford in the White House in various positions between 1969 and 1976, including Counselor to the President, acting Special Counsel to Nixon for the last two years of his presidency, and U.S. Ambassador to the Third Committee at the United Nations. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Manhattan, New York

Marcello Gatti (February 9, 1924-November 26, 2013)

Marcello Gatti was an Italian cinematographer. Wikipedia
Rome
Rome
Gotthold Gloger

Gotthold Gloger (June 17, 1924-October 16, 2001)

Gotthold Gloger was a German writer and painter. Wikipedia
Königsberg, East Prussia, Weimar Republic
Gransee, Oberhavel, Brandenburg, Germany
Gerson Goldhaber

Gerson Goldhaber (February 20, 1924-July 19, 2010)

Gerson Goldhaber was a German-born American particle physicist and astrophysicist. He was one of the discoverers of the J/ψ meson which confirmed the existence of the charm quark. He worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with the Supernova Cosmology Project, and was a professor of physics emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley... Wikipedia
Chemnitz, Germany
Berkeley, California

James Learmonth Gowans (May 17, 1924-)

Sir James Learmonth "Jim" Gowans is a British physician and immunologist. Wikipedia
Sheffield, England

Roger Guillemin (January 11, 1924-)

Roger Charles Louis Guillemin received the National Medal of Science in 1976, and the Nobel prize for medicine in 1977 for his work on neurohormones, sharing the prize that year with Andrew Schally, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow and David González Barcena. Wikipedia
Dijon, France
Buddy Hackett

Buddy Hackett (August 31, 1924-June 30, 2003)

Buddy Hackett was an American comedian and actor. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Malibu, California, U.S.
Alexander Haig

Alexander Haig (December 2, 1924-February 20, 2010)

Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. was a United States Army general who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He also served as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, the second-highest ranking officer in the Army, and as Supreme Allied Commander... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
John Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Catherine Hamlin

Catherine Hamlin (January 24, 1924-)

Catherine Hamlin, AC, MBBS, FRCS, FRANZCOG, FRCOG is an Australian obstetrician and gynaecologist who, with her husband New Zealander Dr. Reg Hamlin, co-founded the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, the world's only medical centre dedicated exclusively to providing free obstetric fistula repair surgery to poor women suffering from childbirth injuries.... Wikipedia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Beverly Hanson (December 5, 1924-April 12, 2014)

Beverly Hanson was an American professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour. Wikipedia
Fargo, North Dakota
Twin Falls, Idaho
John Harvey-Jones

John Harvey-Jones (April 16, 1924-January 9, 2008)

Sir John Harvey-Jones MBE was an English businessman. He was the chairman of Imperial Chemical Industries from 1982 to 1987. He was best known by the public for his BBC television show, 'Troubleshooter', in which he advised struggling businesses. Wikipedia
Hackney, London, England, UK
Hereford, Herefordshire, England, UK
Zbigniew Herbert

Zbigniew Herbert (October 29, 1924-July 28, 1998)

Zbigniew Herbert was a Polish poet, essayist, drama writer and moralist. A member of the Polish resistance movement, Home Army, during World War II, he is one of the best known and the most translated post-war Polish writers. While he was first published in the 1950s, soon after he voluntarily ceased submitting most of his works to official Polish... Wikipedia
Lwów, Poland
Warsaw, Poland

Antony Hewish (May 11, 1924-)

Antony Hewish FRS is a British radio astronomer who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1974 for his work on the development of radio aperture synthesis and its role in the discovery of pulsars. He was also awarded the Eddington Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1969. Wikipedia
Fowey, Cornwall
Gil Hodges

Gil Hodges (April 4, 1924-April 2, 1972)

Gilbert Ray Hodges, 'ne' Hodge was an American Major League Baseball first baseman and manager who played most of his 18-year career for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. He was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 1982. Wikipedia
Princeton, Indiana
West Palm Beach, Florida
Linda Hopkins

Linda Hopkins (December 14, 1924-)

Linda Hopkins is an African-American actress and blues and gospel singer. She has recorded classic, traditional, and urban blues, and performed R&B and soul, jazz, and show tunes since the 1950s. Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Lee Iacocca

Lee Iacocca (October 15, 1924-)

Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca is an American automobile executive best known for spearheading the development of Ford Mustang and Pinto cars, while at the Ford Motor Company in the 1960s, and then later for reviving the Chrysler Corporation as its CEO during the 1980s. He served as President and CEO of Chrysler from 1978 and additionally as chairman... Wikipedia
Allentown, Pennsylvania, US
Stanley Jaki

Stanley Jaki (August 17, 1924-April 7, 2009)

Stanley L. Jaki, OSB was a Hungarian Benedictine priest and Distinguished Professor of Physics at Seton Hall University, New Jersey since 1975. He was a leading contributor to the philosophy of science and the history of science, and in particular their relationship to Christianity. Wikipedia
Maurice Jarre

Maurice Jarre (September 13, 1924-March 28, 2009)

Maurice-Alexis Jarre was a French composer and conductor, "one of the giants of 20th century film music" who was "among the most sought-after composers in the movie industry" and "a creator of both subtle underscoring and grand, sweeping themes, not only writing for conventional orchestras... but also experimenting with electronic sounds later in... Wikipedia
Lyon, France
Los Angeles, California, United States

Ella Jenkins (August 6, 1924-)

Ella Jenkins is an American folk singer and actress. Dubbed “The First Lady of the Children’s Folk Song” by the 'Wisconsin State Journal', Jenkins has been a leading performer of children's music for fifty years. Wikipedia
Russell Johnson

Russell Johnson (November 10, 1924-January 16, 2014)

Russell David Johnson was an American television and film actor best known as "The Professor" on the CBS television sitcom 'Gilligan's Island'. Wikipedia
Ashley, Pennsylvania, USA
Bainbridge Island, Washington, U.S.
Katy Jurado

Katy Jurado (January 16, 1924-July 5, 2002)

María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García better known as Katy Jurado, was a Mexican film, stage and television actress. She had a successful film career both in Mexico and in Hollywood. Wikipedia
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
James Kirkwood, Jr.

James Kirkwood, Jr. (August 22, 1924-April 21, 1989)

James Kirkwood, Jr. was an American playwright, author and actor. In 1976 he received the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the Broadway hit 'A Chorus Line'. Wikipedia
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
New York City, New York, USA
Ephraim Kishon

Ephraim Kishon (August 23, 1924-January 29, 2005)

was an Israeli author, dramatist, screenwriter, and Oscar-nominated film director. He was one of the most widely-read contemporary satirists in the world. Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungary
Appenzell, Switzerland
Leonid Kogan

Leonid Kogan (November 14, 1924-December 17, 1982)

Leonid Borisovich Kogan was a preeminent Soviet violinist during the 20th century. He is considered to have been one of the greatest representatives of the Soviet School of violin playing. Wikipedia
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
Mytishchi, USSR

Nikolay Krasovsky (September 7, 1924-April 4, 2012)

Nikolay Nikolayevich Krasovsky was a prominent Russian mathematician who worked in the mathematical theory of control, the theory of dynamical systems, and the theory of differential games. He was the author of Krasovskii-LaSalle principle and the chief of the Ural scientific school in mathematical theory of control and the theory of differential... Wikipedia
Sverdlovsk

Jocelyne LaGarde (<a href="/born/year/1924" title="Celebrities Born in 1924">1924</a>-1979)

Jocelyne LaGarde was a Tahitian who became famous for her one acting role in the 1966 motion picture, 'Hawaii'. Wikipedia
Papeete, Tahiti
Papeete, Tahiti
Frank Lautenberg

Frank Lautenberg (January 23, 1924-June 3, 2013)

Frank Raleigh Lautenberg was a United States Senator from New Jersey and a member of the Democratic Party. He first served in the United States Senate from 1982 to 2001; after a brief retirement, he was asked by his party to run again after Robert Torricelli dropped out of the 2002 Senate race due to a scandal. Lautenberg was re-elected to the... Wikipedia
Paterson, New Jersey, United States
New York City, United States
Jacques Le Goff

Jacques Le Goff (January 1, 1924-April 1, 2014)

Jacques Le Goff was a French historian and prolific author specializing in the Middle Ages, particularly the 12th and 13th centuries. Wikipedia
Toulon
Paris
James Lighthill

James Lighthill (January 23, 1924-July 17, 1998)

Sir Michael James Lighthill, FRS was a British applied mathematician, known for his pioneering work in the field of aeroacoustics. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Sark, Channel Islands

Bobby Limb (November 10, 1924-September 11, 1999)

Robert "Bobby" Limb AO OBE was an Australian-born entertainment pioneer, a musician and legend of radio, television and theatre of the 1960s and 1970s with a lasting popular appeal. Wikipedia
Adelaide Australia.
Sydney Australia.
Sherm Lollar

Sherm Lollar (August 23, 1924-September 24, 1977)

John Sherman Lollar, Jr., was an American Major League Baseball catcher and coach. He played a total of 18 seasons for the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, St. Louis Browns, and the Chicago White Sox. Wikipedia
Durham, Arkansas
Springfield, Missouri
Lucebert

Lucebert (September 15, 1924-May 10, 1994)

Lucebert was a Dutch artist who first became known as the poet of the COBRA movement. Wikipedia
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Alkmaar, Netherlands
Sidney Lumet

Sidney Lumet (June 25, 1924-April 9, 2011)

Sidney Arthur Lumet was an American director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit. He was nominated for the Academy Award as Best Director for '12 Angry Men', 'Dog Day Afternoon', 'Network' and 'The Verdict'. He did not win an individual Academy Award, but he did receive an Academy Honorary Award and 14 of his films were... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Manhattan, New York, United States
Henry Mancini

Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924-June 14, 1994)

Enrico Nicola "Henry" Mancini was an American composer, conductor and arranger, who is best remembered for his film and television scores. Often cited as one of the greatest composers in the history of film, he won four Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, and twenty Grammy Awards, plus a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio
Los Angeles, California
Benoit Mandelbrot

Benoit Mandelbrot (November 20, 1924-October 14, 2010)

Benoit B.&#8201; Mandelbrot&#8201 was a Polish-born, French and American mathematician. He is recognized for his contribution to the field of fractal geometry, which included coining the word "fractal" as well as for developing a "theory of roughness" and "self-similarity" in nature. He later discovered the Mandelbrot set of intricate, never-ending... Wikipedia
Warsaw, Poland (Second Polish Republic)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Allan Manings

Allan Manings (March 28, 1924-May 12, 2010)

Allan Manings was an American television producer and comedy writer. He was active in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and was best known for his work in co-creating with his wife, actress Whitney Blake, 'One Day at a Time', as well as serving as producer of the Bud Yorkin-Norman Lear Tandem show, 'Good Times'. Wikipedia
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

Franco Mannino (April 25, 1924-February 1, 2005)

Franco Mannino was an Italian film composer, pianist, opera director, playwright and novelist, born in Palermo. Wikipedia
Lee Marvin

Lee Marvin (February 19, 1924-August 29, 1987)

Lee Marvin was an American film and television actor. Known for his distinctive voice, white hair and stature, Marvin initially appeared in supporting roles, mostly villains, soldiers and other hardboiled characters. From 1957 to 1960, he starred as Detective Lieutenant Frank Ballinger in the NBC hit crime series, 'M Squad'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Marcello Mastroianni

Marcello Mastroianni (September 28, 1924-December 19, 1996)

Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni, Knight Grand Cross was an Italian film actor. His prominent films include: 'La Dolce Vita'; '8½'; 'La Notte'; 'Divorce, Italian Style'; 'Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow'; 'Marriage Italian-Style'; 'A Special Day'; 'City of Women'; 'Henry IV'; 'Dark Eyes'; and 'Stanno tutti bene'. His honours included British... Wikipedia
Fontana Liri, Italy
Paris, France
Friederike Mayröcker

Friederike Mayröcker (December 20, 1924-)

Friederike Mayröcker is an Austrian poet. Wikipedia
George Mikan

George Mikan (June 18, 1924-June 1, 2005)

George Lawrence Mikan, Jr., nicknamed Mr. Basketball, was an American professional basketball player for the Chicago American Gears of the National Basketball League and the Minneapolis Lakers of the NBL, the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball Association. Invariably playing with thick, round spectacles, the 6 ft 10 in... Wikipedia
Joliet, Illinois
Scottsdale, Arizona
Ron Moody

Ron Moody (January 8, 1924-)

Ron Moody is a British actor, best known for his Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated performance as Fagin in 'Oliver!' and as the legendary wizard Merlin in Disney's 'A Kid in King Arthur's Court'. Wikipedia
Tottenham, London, England, UK

Krystyna Moszumańska-Nazar (September 5, 1924-September 27, 2009)

Krystyna Moszumańska-Nazar was a Polish composer, music educator and pianist. She was born in Lwów, Poland, and after World War II studied at the State Higher School of Music in Kraków with Stanisław Wiechowicz for composition and Jan Hoffman for piano. After completing her studies, she took a position as professor at the Academy of Music in Kraków... Wikipedia
Lwów, Ukraine
Kraków, Poland
Charlie Munger

Charlie Munger (January 1, 1924-)

Charles Thomas Munger is an American business magnate, lawyer, investor, and philanthropist. He is Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, the diversified investment corporation chaired by Warren Buffett; in that capacity, Buffett describes Munger as "my partner." Munger served as chairman of Wesco Financial Corporation from 1984 through... Wikipedia
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Peg Murray (February 14, 1924-)

Margaret L. "Peg" Murray is an American actress of stage, musical theatre and television. Wikipedia
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Bess Myerson

Bess Myerson (July 16, 1924-December 14, 2014)

Bess Myerson was an American politician, model and television actress who was crowned Miss America in 1945. She became a city commissioner in 1969, beginning a prominent New York political career. In the late 1980s, her career ended amid personal and professional scandal. Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Enid Nemy (<a href="/born/year/1924" title="Celebrities Born in 1924">1924</a>-)

Enid Nemy was a reporter and columnist for 'The New York Times' for many years. She began at the Times in 1963, and remained for four decades before retiring. She was awarded the 1984 Matrix Award '"for achievement in newspapers and wire services"'. Wikipedia
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Bjarne Nerem (March 23, 1924-April 1, 1991)

Bjarne Arnulf Nerem, was a Norwegian jazz musician, known from several recordings, and was among the absolute foremost soloists in Norwegian jazz. He was a very talented musician in the tradition of Lester Young, Stan Getz and jazz in the 1950s. Nerem achieved international recognition for his performances. Wikipedia
Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Norway
Carroll O'Connor

Carroll O'Connor (August 2, 1924-June 21, 2001)

Carroll O'Connor was an American actor, producer and director whose television career spanned four decades. A life-member of The Actors Studio, O'Connor first attracted attention as Major General Colt in the 1970 movie 'Kelly's Heroes'. The following year he found fame as the lovable bigoted working man Archie Bunker, the main character in the... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York, United States
Culver City, California United States
Tom O'Horgan

Tom O'Horgan (May 3, 1924-January 11, 2009)

Tom O'Horgan was an American theatre and film director, composer, actor and musician. He is best known for his Broadway work as director of the hit musicals 'Hair' and 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. During his career he sought to achieve a form of "total theater" described by the New York Times as “wittily physical,” and which earned him a reputation as... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Venice, Florida, USA
Bulat Okudzhava

Bulat Okudzhava (May 9, 1924-June 12, 1997)

Bulat Shalvovich Okudzhava was a Soviet poet, writer, musician, novelist, and singer-songwriter of Georgian-Armenian ancestry. He was one of the founders of the Soviet genre called "author song", or "guitar song", and the author of about 200 songs, set to his own poetry. His songs are a mixture of Russian poetic and folksong traditions and the... Wikipedia
Moscow, Soviet Union
Paris, France
Geraldine Page

Geraldine Page (November 22, 1924-June 13, 1987)

Geraldine Sue Page was an American actress best known for her work in the American theater. She was nominated for an Academy Award eight times before winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Carrie Watts in 'The Trip to Bountiful'. Wikipedia
Kirksville, Missouri, United States
New York City, New York, United States

George Pake (April 1, 1924-March 4, 2004)

George Pake was a physicist and research executive primarily known for helping found Xerox PARC. Pake earned his bachelors and masters degrees from the Carnegie Institute of Technology and his doctorate in physics at Harvard University in 1948. Wikipedia
Kent, Ohio
Tucson, Arizona

W. Wesley Peterson (April 22, 1924-May 6, 2009)

William Wesley Peterson was an American mathematician and computer scientist. He was best known for discovering the Cyclic Redundancy Check, for which research he was awarded the Japan Prize in 1999. Wikipedia
Muskegon, Michigan
Honolulu, Hawaii
Roland Petit

Roland Petit (January 13, 1924-July 10, 2011)

Roland Petit was a French ballet company director, choreographer and dancer. He trained at the Paris Opéra Ballet school, and became well known for his creative ballets. Wikipedia
Villemomble, France
Geneva, Switzerland

André Popp (February 19, 1924-May 10, 2014)

André Charles Jean Popp was a French composer, arranger and screenwriter. Wikipedia
Fontenay-le-Comte
Puteaux
Frank Press

Frank Press (December 4, 1924-)

Frank Press is an American geophysicist. An advisor to four U.S. Presidents, he later served two consecutive terms as President of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of 160 scientific papers and co-author of the textbooks 'Earth' and 'Understanding Earth'. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States

José Quintero (October 15, 1924-February 26, 1999)

José Benjamín Quintero was a Panamanian theatre director, producer and pedagogue best known for his interpretations of the works of Eugene O'Neill. Wikipedia
Panama City, Panama
Manhattan, New York City

Venus Ramey (September 26, 1924-)

Venus Ramey left Kentucky to work for the war effort in Washington, DC, and won the Miss District of Columbia pageant and then became Miss America in 1944. She was the first red-haired contestant to win the title. Wikipedia
Ashland, Kentucky, U.S.
William Rehnquist

William Rehnquist (October 1, 1924-September 3, 2005)

William Hubbs Rehnquist was an American lawyer, jurist, and political figure who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and later as the 16th Chief Justice of the United States. Considered a conservative, Rehnquist favored a conception of federalism that emphasized the Tenth Amendment's reservation of powers to the... Wikipedia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Arlington, Virginia

Alexander Rich (November 15, 1924-April 27, 2015)

Alexander Rich was a biologist and biophysicist. He was the William Thompson Sedgwick Professor of Biophysics at MIT and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rich earned both an A.B. and an M.D. from Harvard University. He was a post-doc of Linus Pauling along with James Watson. During this time he was a member of the RNA Tie Club, a social and discussion... Wikipedia
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Jeff Richards (baseball player/actor)

Jeff Richards (baseball player/actor) (November 1, 1924-July 28, 1989)

Jeff Richards, was an American minor league baseball player with the Portland Beavers, who later became an actor. He was sometimes credited as Dick Taylor and Richard Taylor. Wikipedia
Portland, Oregon, United States
San Bernardino, California, United States
Max Roach

Max Roach (January 10, 1924-August 16, 2007)

Maxwell Lemuel "Max" Roach was an American jazz percussionist, drummer, and composer. Wikipedia
Newland, United States
Manhattan, New York, United States
Leonard Rosenman

Leonard Rosenman (September 7, 1924-March 4, 2008)

Leonard Rosenman was an Oscar and Emmy award-winning American film, television and concert composer. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles
Eva Marie Saint

Eva Marie Saint (July 4, 1924-)

Eva Marie Saint is an American actress and producer. She is known for starring in Elia Kazan's 'On the Waterfront', for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Alfred Hitchcock's 'North by Northwest'. She received Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for 'A Hatful of Rain' and won a Primetime Emmy Award for the... Wikipedia
Newark, United States

Abdul Samad Ismail (April 18, 1924-September 4, 2008)

Abdul Samad Ismail, who often went by the moniker Pak Samad, was a Malaysian journalist, writer and editor. Wikipedia
Flo Sandon's

Flo Sandon's (June 29, 1924-November 17, 2006)

Mammola Sandon, known by the stage name of Flo Sandon's, was an Italian singer who was popular in the post-World War II years. She won the Sanremo Music Festival in 1953 with the song "Viale d'autunno". Wikipedia
Vicenza, Italy
Rome, Italy
Earl Scruggs

Earl Scruggs (January 6, 1924-March 28, 2012)

Earl Eugene Scruggs was an American musician noted for perfecting and popularizing a three-finger banjo-picking style that is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music. Wikipedia
Shelby, North Carolina, U.S.
Nashville, Tennessee

Michael Sela (March 2, 1924-)

Michael Sela is an Israeli immunologist of Polish Jewish origin. He is W. Garfield Weston Professor of Immunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot. Wikipedia
Rod Serling

Rod Serling (December 25, 1924-June 28, 1975)

Rodman Edward "Rod" Serling was an American screenwriter, playwright, television producer, and narrator known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science-fiction anthology TV series, 'The Twilight Zone'. Serling was active in politics, both on and off the screen, and helped form television industry standards. He was known as the... Wikipedia
Syracuse, New York, United States
Rochester, New York, United States
Allan Sherman

Allan Sherman (November 30, 1924-November 20, 1973)

Allan Sherman was an American comedy writer and television producer who became famous as a song parodist in the early 1960s. His first album, 'My Son, the Folk Singer', became the fastest-selling record album up to that time. His biggest hit single was "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh", a comic novelty in which a boy describes his summer camp... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
Los Angeles
Isadore Singer

Isadore Singer (April 24, 1924-)

Isadore Manuel Singer is an Institute Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is noted for his work with Michael Atiyah proving the Atiyah–Singer index theorem in 1962, which paved the way for new interactions between pure mathematics and theoretical physics. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan
Charles Pence Slichter

Charles Pence Slichter (January 21, 1924-)

Charles Pence Slichter is an American physicist, best known for his work on nuclear magnetic resonance and superconductivity. Wikipedia
Ithaca, NY
Mário Soares

Mário Soares (December 7, 1924-)

Mário Alberto Nobre Lopes Soares, GColTE, GCC, GColL, KE is a Portuguese politician who served as Prime Minister of Portugal from 1976 to 1978 and from 1983 to 1985, and subsequently as the 17th President of Portugal from 1986 to 1996. Wikipedia
Lisbon, Portugal

Donald J. Sobol (October 4, 1924-July 11, 2012)

Donald J. Sobol was an American award-winning writer best known for his children's books, especially the Encyclopedia Brown mystery series. Wikipedia
New York, New York, USA
2012-07-11
Robert Solow

Robert Solow (August 23, 1924-)

Robert Merton Solow is an American economist particularly known for his work on the theory of economic growth that culminated in the exogenous growth model named after him. He was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom. Wikipedia
New York

Michael Stewart (playwright) (August 1, 1924-September 20, 1987)

Michael Stewart was an American playwright and librettist for the stage. Wikipedia
New York, New York
New York, New York

Otar Taktakishvili (July 27, 1924-February 21, 1989)

Otar Taktakishvili was a Georgian composer, teacher, conductor, and musicologist. Wikipedia

Bob Thaves (October 5, 1924-August 1, 2006)

Robert Thaves was the creator of the comic strip 'Frank and Ernest', which began in 1972. Wikipedia

Ken Thorne (January 26, 1924-July 9, 2014)

Kenneth Thorne was a British television and film score composer. Wikipedia
East Dereham, Norfolk, England
West Hills, California, United States
Brian Trubshaw

Brian Trubshaw (January 29, 1924-March 25, 2001)

Ernest Brian Trubshaw, CBE, MVO was a leading test pilot, and the first British pilot to fly Concorde, in April 1969. Wikipedia
Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson (December 18, 1924-)

Cicely L. Tyson is an American actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and the Golden Globe Award for her performance as Rebecca Morgan in 'Sounder'. For this role she also won the NSFC Best Actress and NBR Best Actress Awards. She starred in 'The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman', for which she won two Emmy Awards and... Wikipedia
New York, New York, U.S.
Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan (March 27, 1924-April 3, 1990)

Sarah Lois Vaughan was an American jazz singer, described by music critic Scott Yanow as having "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century." Wikipedia
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Hidden Hills, California

Paolo Volponi (February 6, 1924-August 23, 1994)

Paolo Volponi was an Italian writer, poet and politician. Wikipedia
Urbino, Italy
Ancona, Italy
Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington (August 29, 1924-December 14, 1963)

Dinah Washington, was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s". Primarily a jazz vocalist, she performed and recorded in a wide variety of styles including blues, R&B, and traditional pop music, and gave herself the title of "Queen of the Blues". She was a 1986 inductee of... Wikipedia
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Winifred Watkins

Winifred Watkins (August 6, 1924-October 3, 2003)

Winifred May Watkins, FRS was a British biochemist and academic. She worked at the Imperial College School of Medicine. Wikipedia
Shepherd's Bush, London

Jack Whitaker (May 18, 1924-)

John Francis "Jack" Whitaker is an American sportscaster who worked for both CBS and ABC. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Robert Michael White

Robert Michael White (July 6, 1924-March 17, 2010)

Robert Michael "Bob" White, was an American military aircraft test pilot, fighter pilot, electrical engineer, and a Major general in the United States Air Force. White broke a number of records with the North American X-15 experimental aircraft during the 1960s, and supervised the design and development of several modern military aircraft. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Torsten Wiesel

Torsten Wiesel (June 3, 1924-)

Torsten Nils Wiesel is a Swedish neurophysiologist. Together with David H. Hubel, he received the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for their discoveries concerning information processing in the visual system; the prize was shared with Roger W. Sperry for his independent research on the cerebral hemispheres. Wikipedia
Uppsala, Sweden

Margaret Yorke (January 30, 1924-November 17, 2012)

Margaret Yorke was an English crime fiction writer, real name Margaret Beda Nicholson. She had changed to the Yorke pen name to avoid readers' confusion with a similarly named published family member. Wikipedia
Compton, Surrey
Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire
Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq

Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (August 12, 1924-August 17, 1988)

Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq, was the sixth President of Pakistan from 1978 until his death in 1988, having declared martial law for the third time in the country's history in 1977. He was Pakistan's longest-serving head of state, ruling eleven years. Wikipedia
Jalandhar, Punjab, British India
Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan

Tadeusz Żmudziński (July 9, 1924-October 17, 1992)

Tadeusz Żmudziński was a Polish pianist and educator. Wikipedia
Chorzów
Katowice

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